How Long Does it Take?

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Before becoming a priest, you need four years of college, four additional years of theological studies, and a year of experience working in a parish. The Diocese of Buffalo is fortunate to have Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, NY.

Learning more about the seminary is an important part of deciding whether you want to pursue a priestly vocation. When you enter the seminary, you don't need to be 100% sure of yourself and your calling. The process of seminary study helps you to discern and confirm your calling.